Country's preeminent party duo come to Manhattan
Former Vice President Dick Cheney had an eloquent response to the antics of unpredictable North Korean leader Kim Jong Un when Cheney addressed Republican leaders recently. Said he: "We're in deep doo-doo." OK, folks, I guess we just lost. Kidding. I actually admire his colloquialism, and besides ... More >>
A night of French film, food, and dirty words
2012’s hottest dance trend keeps going
Last week, Kendrick Lamar had the whole world calling each other a bitch. You may know young Kendrick from his good kid m.A.A.d. city album, which was executive produced by Dr. Dre and is apparently so wondrous a body of work that it was magically certified as a classic even before it was released. ... More >>
Baltimore with a British twist
Escape to Fang Island
Guvnahs step up to bat on Governors Island
Yesterday, Fork in the Road put up a quiz, asking you to match up expressions that represented hash house lingo of the 19th century, and diner slang of the 20th, with the names of the dishes that engendered them. Now here are the match-ups.
Invented dialect spoken here... New York City is famous for several schools of what might be called waiter's lingo, or lunch counter slang. In the 19th century hash houses of the city - where a nickel bought a full meal that often included a plate of beans - a steak might be called "slaughter in t ... More >>
The Flea hosts a five-hour Sophocles adaptation
Today is Thanksgiving here in the States, and in addition to getting irritated by Nickelback's existence, lots of Americans will probably celebrate by eating pie. The word "pie" is a bit more prevalent in the lyrics of non-"Weird Al" Yankovic-crafted popular music than one might a dessert to be, but ... More >>
Today is a special, special day, for the New York Times, for hipsters, and for this here blog, Runnin' Scared. Why? Because the New York Times' standards editor Phil Corbett put the smack down on Times writers using the word "hipster."
New Jersey's finest Boss acolytes are too young to be so nostalgic, and so safe
Come on, girl, it'll be fierce. Let's limit this post to worn-out but lovable old stereotypical gay slang--just as a reminder of our roots and a refresher course in yestergay. Say something queeny, honey, and don't make it tired or I'll read your bugle beads!
The Lo-Down brings word of the imminent opening of Saffa, a South African restaurant located in the former Sonia Rose space at 74 Orchard Street. The restaurant, which is slated to open tomorrow, will feature South African staples like bunnychow, an Indian or Malay curry served in a hollowed-out loa ... More >>
We're drowning in POPO's happy confusion
It's hard to imagine the Clipse actually performing this song in front of any audience we've even seen them play in front of, let alone recording it with a straight face. But one of those things already happened, and the second one is sure to come. Is it possible that we still like this more than ... More >>
Give up those dreams of sleepy good times in Old Mexico, dumbass
I have a bit of slang problem, as anyone who's ever talked to me and failed to understand anything I said knows. My favorite section of Roberto Bolaño's Savage Detectives may well be the nine pages of Latin poetic and Spanish prurient slang that lead off the book's final section. I was thrilled for ... More >>
Is Damon Albarn the new Peter Gabriel?
ABT offers modern ballet gems in its fall season
The last Clansman standing delivers working man's Wu
West Village bar hosts a game for pervy wordsmiths
Remixing Aeschylus, The Seven spills classic tragedy onto today's mean streets.
A Wilde ride with Pete Tong; the Dandy Warhols Dig deeper
Universes Slanguage at NYTW